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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Saturday 15 September 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK Dakota III
Operator:Air-India
Registration: VT-CCA
C/n / msn: 25298/13853
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bangalore-Hindustan Airport (BLR) (   India)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bangalore-Hindustan Airport (BLR/VOBG), India
Destination airport:Trivandrum Airport (TRV/VOTV), India
Narrative:
Lost control and crashed when attempting to take off with the autopilot engaged.

Classification:
Loss of control

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Distance from Bangalore-Hindustan Airport to Trivandrum Airport as the crow flies is 501 km (313 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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